8 Meals That Can Be Prepared Without Tomatoes

recipes without tomato 1It is very interesting to know that several other recipes without tomato exist; while still retaining similar quality a “tomato-meal” entails. This days, the cost of marrying a woman from a particular region in Nigeria, almost equates the cost of getting one basket of tomato.

But as usual, there is always a way to adjust to every situation in Nigeria. It’s no more news the recent scarcity of tomatoes in Nigeria due to its heavy price, where an average family now spend more on this item to make their preferred meal. As pointed out earlier, there are quite a number of recipes without tomato to beat, in order to survive this tough time together, so no worries.

Yes – there must be a way!

While the price of the item varies depending on individual market size and location, 3 small pieces goes for about 100 Nigeria currencies in most locations. I remember when mom called last two weeks to check how we have being coping with the current economy of tomato scarcity in Nigeria. Mama gave some tips on how to scrap tomatoes entirely, which I’ll be including in this list for you.

I also intend to go as deep as providing links on the steps involved in making the about-to-be-listed dishes, but that would be when I’m done with them. Right now, let’s focus on 8 other soup, stew and meals to enjoy with your family that doesn’t require the use of tomatoes in making them.

8 Delicious Recipes Without Tomato

1. Beans

recipes without tomato - beans

This is so easy to prepare and it only requires few added food items

  • Dried ground pepper
  • Onions
  • Red oil
  • Seasoning

You can even add some swags by introducing crayfish. Fry the onions, pepper with red oil and add the mixture to the almost cooked beans. But I hope you won’t forget to add salt to taste.

2. Moimoi (Bean pudding)

recipes without tomato -(moimoi) bean pudding

Not sure what language the “moimoi” term was coined from though, but the Yorubas call it “oole”

  • Peeled beans
  • Onion
  • Red pepper
  • Seasoning
  • Egg
  • Salt

These are all you need to get this spice ready.

3. Garden Egg Sauce

recipes without tomato - garden egg sauce

This is very effective for weight loss. In less than 45 minutes, your sauce should be ready. Required ingredients include;

  • Garden eggs (White, green, purple etc)
  • Ground pepper
  • Smoked fish
  • Palm oil
  • Onion
  • Crayfish
  • Salt

4. Mixed Okra Soup

recipes without tomato - okro soup

Excluding tomato in this recipe is allowed.

  • Rounded pepper
  • Red oil
  • Salt
  • Seasoning

You can have your family members requesting for more.

5. Ugba Sauce

recipes without tomato - Ugba sauce

Also called Ukpaka.

  • Utazi leaves
  • Yellow scotch bonnet (yellow pepper)
  • Palm oil
  • Smoked fish
  • Crayfish
  • Onion
  • Seasoning

6. Banga Stew (Ofe Akwu)

recipes without tomato - banga soup

Banga stew – Is a palm nut stew popular among the Igbo. Though, this delicacy may be time-consuming but it’s worth the effort. You will have to extract the oil juice from the palm nut itself.

  • Palm fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Dried fish
  • Onion
  • Crayfish
  • Locust beans (Iru, Ogiri)

7. Ofada Stew

recipes without tomato - ofada stew

The Ofada stew; also called “Ayamase” better combined a local kind of rice – Ofada rice. Could also be tried with normal rice, spaghetti etc. All you need to prepare this includes;

  • Habanero pepper (ata rodo)
  • Green bell pepper (tatashe)
  • Locust beans (iru)
  • Assorted meat
  • Crayfish
  • Palm oil
  • Onion

8. Fried Pepper Sauce

recipes without tomato - fried pepper

This one is super easy and the taste is awesome. Here are the little requirements needed to get it all done:

  • The large red bell pepper
  • Groundnut/Red oil
  • Onion
  • Salt and seasoning

So, those are my list of recipes without tomato which I believe you are going to love and enjoy. If you have any queries, feel free to use the comment section below.

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